Notorious B.I.G. used to smoke blunts and drink liquor with The Lox. They met when Mary J. Blige delivered the group's Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss from the streets of Yonkers to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy headquarters, where they helped make hits like "It's All About the Benjamins." Later, they ... More >>
Who's ready to arty party? Oh yes, you beautiful and brainy bastards, we're about to begin another edition of Art Basel Miami Beach week. But as we all know, four whole days spent wandering through exhibition after exhibition of world-class cultural artifacts just ain't enough. We also need four wh ... More >>
After the Wu-Tang mothership crashed full force into pop culture with the release of the 1993 gangsta rap classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the first order of business was to send out the pods. Method Man was the first to strike out solo with 1994's stellar and intensely hardcore Tical. But ... More >>
Photo by Marta PerezRaekwon the Chef cookin' it up.See the full 20-photo Rock the Bells slideshow. Rock the Bells Rakewon and Ghostface Killa With Mobb Deep and ArtOfficial Fillmore Miami Beach September 13, 2011 Better Than: Album-length karaoke renditions of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please ... More >>
The Wu-Tang Clan has never been modest about its skill set. With hundreds of releases tied to the Wu-Tang brand, this now-legendary '90s gangsta rap collective has always been upfront about what it brings to the table. If you know your Wu, you know nobody else cooks, serves, and keeps 'em coming ... More >>
Diversify yo resume, son.Yesterday afternoon, Crossfade's covert East Coast correspondents alerted us to what appeared to be a run of the mill Craigslist post looking for an intern. Among the required attributes were the ability to meet deadlines, experience with social networking, and a professi ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
Tonight, Wednesday, June 24 U-God will be performing at Electric Pickle. That's right, U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan. Prunk TV met up with some hardcore Wu-Headz ("Killah Bees on the Swarm") on Tuesday to discuss the current state of the Wu. These dudes are like the Hassidic Jews of Hip-Hop, wal ... More >>
In the murky underworld of minimal techno, Todd Shillington a.k.a. Konrad Black has made a name for himself through perseverance and continuous innovation. A highly sought-after producer and remixer, this Vancouver native now operates out of the seminal Berlin scene and his Wagon Repair label has em ... More >>
The smooth MC celebrates his album-release party.
Digi Snacks (Koch)
They came, they drank, they spelled.
No shade Cappadonnas keeping it real at Studio A.
Just so you all know, RZA is not touring with Wu-Tang. I just got off the phone with Raekwon. Their tour-bus had just pulled up to a hotel in Virginia. They are playing shows every night, without RZA, The Abbott. When I asked Chef Rae about the current Wu situation, he proceeded to inform me about s ... More >>
8 Diagrams (Loud/SRC/Universal)
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
A breakdown of UGK's Underground Kingz, possibly the most anticipated Southern rap album of the year
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys, and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
The Kings of Techno (BBE)
Clive Owen gets pushed to his limits, right along with the audience
Drugs, guns, violence, beauty, style, and the illusory world of Miami Vice
Some interesting horror flicks, a couple of relationship movies, and plenty of action save summer from sequels
Will hip-hop studio king of the world Timbaland someday be Mr. Universe?
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice
Murray makes Garfield more than a bad cat movie
Look Mom ... No Hands (Chocolate Industries)
Meet Jay-Z's The Black Album -- the remix
Legend of the Liquid Sword "MCA"
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
U-God on the Wu-Tang Clan's little quality-control problem